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Kunming Dragon Gate, Kunming

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
Admire the panorama of Lake Dianchi and Kunming from Kunming Dragon Gate, an observation deck and a grotto complex perched on a steep cliff. Carved into Western Hills and part of the highest temple in the area, the colorful gate stands at an altitude of 2,500 m (8,000 ft), overlooking a precipitous cliff. Inside the cliff, 18th-century monks created a number of caves, corridors, and pavilions. Take a chairlift up to the top of the mountain and then walk down to the gate via stone stairs through scenic evergreen woods. There is a restaurant near the site. To visit Kunming Dragon Gate on your trip to Kunming, use our Kunming trip itinerary planning site.
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  • this is the pearl on the crown (western hill) on the head (kunming). very interesting story about the place.  more »
  • Warning: if you are elderly or out of shape then this can be a strenuous climb to the top. Go on a weekday when it is not so crowded. We had to stand in quite a few lines on the way up and down.  more »

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